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Upgraded Jaguar (DARIN III) Aircraft Gets Initial Operational Clearance

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  1. Agent_47

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    Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, Dy. Chief of the Air Staff, flew the upgraded Jaguar DARIN-III twin-seat aircraft at HAL airport recently and announced satisfactory completion of Initial Operation Clearance (IOC) of Jaguar DARIN III Upgrade. Wg. Cdr. V. Prabhakaran, Test Pilot, ASTE was his co-pilot.

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    Reacting to the development, Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL said the aircraft is now equipped with world class avionics system. Air Marshal Bhadauria congratulated all those involved in achieving this milestone and said the DARIN III Upgrade is one of best upgrades in terms of data handling and overall capabilities.

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    Mr D.K Venkatesh, Director (Engg. and R & D)-HAL greeting Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, DCAS after successful flight of upgraded Jaguar DARIN III at HAL airport, Bengaluru. Mr. R Kaveri Renganathan, CEO (BC)-HAL is also seen

    The total design and development covering system requirement capture, specification preparation, software, hardware, electrical and mechanical design and development were carried out indigenously at HAL’s Mission & Combat System Research & Design Centre (MCSRDC) and aircraft modification was done at Overhaul Division, added Mr. Raju.

    Mr D.K Venkatesh, Director (Engg. and R & D), Mr. R Kaveri Renganathan, CEO (BC), Air Vice Marshal Sandeep Singh, AVSM, VM, Commandant ASTE and other senior executives witnessed the flight. Besides HAL, certification agencies, trial team of ASTE and other agencies were involved in the upgrade programme. Three DARIN I Standard Jaguars have been upgraded to DARIN III Standard by HAL.

    The upgrade incorporates new state of the art avionics architecture including the Open System Architecture Mission Computer (OSAMC), Engine & Flight Instrument System (EFIS), Fire Control Radar, State of the Art Inertial Navigation System with GPS and Geodetic height correction, Solid State Digital Video Recording System (SSDVRS), Solid State Flight Data Recorder (SSFDR), Smart Multi-Function Display (SMD), Radio Altimeter with 20000 ft range, Autopilot with Alt Select & HNAV and Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF).

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    Which Radar? And what about engines , without it another Mig27 UPG program.
     
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    EL/M-2032 I believe - same radar as on Tejas Mk-1. But I heard we wanted an AESA later on.

    I agree, re-engining of the Jaguar fleet is necessary. GE F-125IN with FADEC. The airframe has enough life to last till 2030 given refurbishments, the power plant is the problem.
     
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    BENGALURU: In a significant milestone for the country's military aviation sector, the upgraded Jaguar DARIN III twin-seat aircraft has received Initial Operation Clearance (IOC).

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    Deputy Chief of IAF, Air Marshal R K S Bhadauria, who flew the aircraft at HAL airport here recently, announced the satisfactory completion of IOC. Test Pilot of Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment, Wg Cdr V Prabhakaran was his co-pilot.


    HAL CMD, T Suvarna Raju said the aircraft is now equipped with world class avionics system. Congratulating those involved in achieving the milestone, Air Marshal Bhadauria said the DARIN III Upgrade was one of best upgrades in terms of data handling and overall capabilities.

    The total design and development covering system requirement capture, specification preparation, software, hardware, electrical and mechanical design and development were carried out indigenously at HAL's Mission and Combat System Research and Design Centre (MCSRDC) and aircraft modification was done at Overhaul Division, added Raju.

    Director (Engg and R & D),D K Venkatesh, ASTE Commandant Air Vice Marshal Sandeep Singh, and other senior executives witnessed the flight. Besides HAL, certification agencies, trial team of ASTE and other agencies were involved in the upgrade programme.

    Three DARIN I Standard Jaguars have been upgraded to DARIN III Standard by HAL.

    The upgrade incorporates new state-of-the-art avionics architecture including the Open System Architecture Mission Computer (OSAMC), Fire Control Radar, Solid State Digital Video Recording System (SSDVRS), Autopilot with Alt Select & HNAV and Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) and more.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...perational-clearance/articleshow/55578130.cms
     
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    @PARIKRAMA @Hellfire aplogies for posting a thread that was already existing. Please delete as required.

    Good Day!
     
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